Men's Basketball Recaps: Nov. 17
#1 Duke 78, Southern 61
Durham, N.C. – The upset-minded Jaguars trailed by just 10 at halftime at Cameron Indoor Stadium, but the nation’s No. 1 ranked team pulled away in the second half.
Wendall Carter Jr. led Duke (4-0) with 20 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks and Marvin Bagley III added 19 points and 11 rebounds.
The Jaguars (0-4) were led by Jamar Sandifer, who scored 14 points, and Torrey Mayo, who scored 11 points off the bench in 22 minutes of action.
Alabama 104, Alabama A&M 67
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Four Bulldogs finished in double digits in scoring, but a sluggish first half where Alabama A&M was outscored 51-22 put them in too large of a deficit to overcome.
Amari Goulbourne (17 points), De’Ederick Petty (12 points), Arthur Johnson (10 points) and Jalen Reeder (10 points) led the Alabama A&M (0-3) offense.
John Petty scored a game-high 30 points on 10-of-13 shooting (all from 3-point range) and Collin Sexton added 25 points on 11-of-16 shooting with five assists to lead the Crimson Tide (3-0).
#25 Baylor 78, Alcorn State 61
WACO, Texas – Reginal Johnson scored a team-high 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting and Dante Sterling added 12 points, but the Braves fell short at No. 25/No. 24 Baylor in the 2017 Hall of Fame Classic Host Round.
Alcorn State (0-4) trailed 42-25 at halftime, but was able to trade baskets after halftime. The Braves shot just 34 from the floor in the opening half and improved that clip to 48 percent in the second half.
The Bears (3-0) had four players reach double digits in scoring as Manu McClure led the way with 17 points and five assists.
Oregon 114, Alabama State 56
Eugene, OR – Six players reached double digits in scoring for the Ducks led by Kenny Wooten’s 19 points and 11 rebounds as Oregon shot 62 percent for the floor.
Reginald Gee led the Hornets (0-4) with 15 points and made 3-of-6 from 3-point range.
Ducks head coach Dana Altman earned his 600th career NCAA Division I victory. He is 34th coach all-time to reach that plateau and only the 10th active coach to reach this milestone.